Quite a few of these scammers in Just Hook Up dot com. One calling herself Ruby Hilton firstname.lastname@example.org was chatting with me right up until the time I told her about the Ghana scams. She disappeared, blocked me, tried to erase her profile (which she did in sykpe where I was chatting with her) but to no avail as I got her picture from Justhookup.com and now everyone here has it too. This image was also posted here: Dating scammer Ruby Hilton
Listen up guys... this is an interesting read outlines Nigeria's hotbed activity and a typical scammer interview. Take heed !
Online scams create 'Yahoo! millionaires'
In Lagos, where scamming is an art, the quickest path to wealth for the cyber-generation runs through a computer screen.
By Leonard Lawal, FORTUNE
(FORTUNE Magazine) - Akin is, like many things in cyberspace, an alias. In real life he's 18. He wears Adidas sneakers, a Rolex Submariner watch, and a kilo of gold around his neck.
Akin, who lives in Lagos, is one of a new generation of entrepreneurs that has emerged in this city of 15 million, Nigeria's largest. His mother makes $30 a month as a cleaner, his father about the same hustling at bus stations. But Akin has made it big working long days at Internet cafes and is now the main provider for his family and legions of relatives.
Call him a 'Yahoo! millionaire.'
Akin buys things online - laptops, BlackBerries, cameras, flat-screen TVs - using stolen credit cards and aliases. He has the loot shipped via FedEx or DHL to safe houses in Europe, where it is received by friends, then shipped on to Lagos to be sold on the black market. (He figures Americans are too smart to sell a camera on eBay to a buyer with an address in Nigeria.)
Akin's main office is an Internet cafe in the Ikeja section of Lagos. He spends up to ten hours a day there, seven days a week, huddled over one of 50 computers, working his scams.
And he's not alone: The cafe is crowded most of the time with other teenagers, like Akin, working for a 'chairman' who buys the computer time and hires them to extract e-mail addresses and credit card information from the thin air of cyberspace. Akin's chairman, who is computer illiterate, gets a 60 percent cut and reserves another 20 percent to pay off law enforcement officials who come around or teachers who complain when the boys cut school. That still puts plenty of cash in Akin's pocket.
A sign at the door of the cafe reads, WE DO NOT TOLERATE SCAMS IN THIS PLACE. DO NOT USE E-MAIL EXTRACTORS OR SEND MULTIPLE MAILS OR HACK CREDIT CARDS. YOU WILL BE HANDED OVER TO THE POLICE. NO 419 ACTIVITY IN THIS CAFE. The sign is a joke; 419 activity, which refers to the section of the Nigerian law dealing with obtaining things by trickery, is a national pastime. There are no coherent laws relating to internet scams, the police are mostly computer illiterate, and penalties for financial crimes are rarely enforced
'What do you want me to do?' Akin asks in pidgin English, explaining why he turned to a life of Internet crime. 'It is my God-given talent. Our politicians, they do their own; me, I'm doing my own. I feed my family - my sister, my mother, my popsie. Man must survive.'
The scams perpetrated by Akin and his comrades are many and varied: Moneygram interceptions, Western Union hijackings, check laundering, identity theft, and outright begging, with tall tales of dying relatives and large sums of money in search of safe haven. One popular online fraud often practiced by women (or boys pretending to be women) involves separating lonely men from their money.
Attempts to speak to government officials about Internet crime were futile. They all claimed ignorance of such scams; some laughed it off as Western propaganda.
Some officials, who asked not be identified, said young people are drawn to Internet crime as a way of getting back at a society that has no plans for them. Others see it as a form of reparation for the sins of the West.
Or as Akin puts it, 'White people are too gullible. They are rich, and whatever I gyp them out of is small change to them
I was scamed with this stolen picture.I later found out she was from Prague earned money to go to college by selling her pussy at 16 got lucky and became a model and is a college graduate with a horse farm now.
anonymous from Australia
I had all these emails also.. And I am not on any dating website.. All these phoros are stolen and if anyone thinks they are coresponding with theses girls think again..
You are probablly coresponding with a dude in some African country from some flle infested cafe ..
As for refugee capms.. They have no Electricity, No Running Water and certainly no internet connection.. also THERE ARE NO REFUGE CAMPS IN DAKAR..
These are all scams to get your hard aerned money..
Saw these photos on many well known Name and Shame websites exposing these scams..
Try 419 bitenus.com
and 419 Eater..
I personally love Scambaiting..
TIFFYNY RABI will go down in history as one of the greatest malicious hacks to ever own your money! :-( I don't even know her but I know she's good, real good.
Asiya Sukur/Esther Ansomaa.is also going by the name of Betty Owusu! I've been texting her through facebook! The top picture is in her profile!
Also known as 'Thedora Keeling' from Ghana (Romantic Scammer). She ask you for Money. Tells to you she loves you. Plays the usual Games. Nigerian Connection. Attention ! Search this Name and you will find a lot of Scammer who use Pictures from Next Door Nikki like 'she' too. - email@example.com
I am a lady who is very honest , kind , loving , kindhearted, very sincere and honest person, am caring, kind, social, smart, passionate, friendly, romantic, and i believe in the truth and honest of love.am very honest about what ever i say and do and i want you to know that am here with genuine heart looking for my soul mate and i hope it you .I am looking for a serious man for serious relationship. I do not look for an ideal prince. I am searching for a real man with his own desires, dreams, ambitions, and emotions. My beloved has to be a real sincere friend, a passionate partner and a tender father for my kids. As for me I like devotedness, wittiness, kindness, friendliness in people. The qualities I appreciate most of all in man’s character are kindness, sincerity, honesty, support, benevolence, and respect. Trust and mutual understanding are also very important ones for creation of a happy family. And in order to get something, a person should be ready to give and I am ready to do my best............?